Modern Drama

This section contains plays written or premiered after 1945.

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The Wasp

A twisting two-hander, a psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Emilia.

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The Wardrobe

A gripping journey through British history that shows how our country was shaped and how connected we are with our past. Part of the 2014 National Theatre Connections Festival.

War and Peace Gaza Piece

A short play about war and family life.

Published in volume Caryl Churchill Plays: Five

    War and Peace (stage version)

    A magnificent two-play epic, adapted from Tolstoy's novel and first staged by Shared Experience.

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    The Walworth Farce

    A remarkable play about what can happen when we become stuck in the stories we tell about our lives.

    Enda Walsh Plays: Two

    The second collection of plays from the multi-award-winning Irish playwright, including The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom, Penelope, Ballyturk and two short plays, with a Foreword by the author.

    Enda Walsh Plays: One

    The first eight astonishing plays by 'one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre'.

    Wake Up And Smell The Coffee

    A monologue by a master of the art - 100% pure high octane Bogosian.

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    Waiting Room Germany

    By Klaus Pohl Translated by David Tushingham

    A raw and honest verbatim-theatre play about post-reunification Germany, commissioned in 1994 by Der Spiegel to test the mood of the new Germany.

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    The Waiting List

    A blackly comic monologue about a man under siege in the community where he grew up.

    Published in volume Mojo Mickybo: Three Plays


      A sharp, fast-paced exploration of the possibilities of love, friendship and healing in the search for home. In the Multiplay Drama series.

      Voices from Ukraine: Two Plays

      Two powerful plays about the shattering impact of war, and the astonishing resilience of those living through it, written by two of Ukraine's leading playwrights.

      The Visitor

      A short play about a schoolmaster on the verge of retirement, confronted by a mysterious young man wishing to pay his respects.

      Published in volume Family: three plays

        The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call

        Dürrenmatt's visionary revenge play, one of the great achievements of modern German-language theatre, transported to mid-twentieth-century America by the acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner.

        The Virgin Trial

        The second part of Kate Hennig's powerful Queenmaker Trilogy, retelling the stories of three Tudor queens of England, in contemporary settings.

        Vincent in Brixton

        A moving portrait of the young Vincent van Gogh - a hit in the West End and on Broadway.

        The Village Church

        A short play about faith, families, and fitting in.

        Victoria's Knickers

        An epic romcom telling the story of an unlikely romance between the Queen of England and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Premiered by the National Youth Theatre.